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BECKINGHAM

Daisy Bruce, 01427 848070; DynamoD22@aol.com

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - On Sunday 17th April between 7am and noon Beckingham level crossing will be closed due to a level crossing inspection being carried out by Network Rail. Any enquiries contact Centurion Site Services, Sharon Denton 01924 372957; emergency contact, Mel Speight 01924 860897.

WHIST - On saturday evening there was a whist drive in the Recreation Room in aid of church Funds and Mr H Gourley was the MC. Winners were: ladies - Mary Howson, Flo Johnson and Judith Gourley; gents - Henry Gourley, Eric Procter and Sheila Clark. Lowest scorers were Jeanette Beacock and Gladys Snowden.

BINGO will be held in the village hall from 2pm to 4pm. This is a social afternoon that helps to raise funds for the hall with several games for both prizes and money and a break for refreshments midway. Contact Marion Brown 01427 848492 for any further details.

CHURCH - The following services will be held in All Saints’ Church, Beckingham: today (Thursday), Holy Communion, 9.30am; Sunday 17th, Holy communion led by a methodist minister or local preacher, 9am; Thursday 21st, Holy Communion, 9.30am; Friday 22nd, Vigil for Good Friday at West Stockwith,pm-3pm. Walkeringham 7.30pm-8.30pm.

GARDENERS - The next meeting of the Beckingham-cum-Saundby Gardeners’ Association will be held in the Recreation Room on Monday 18th April at 7pm and is the AGM. There will also be a quiz and a competition entitled Easter. New members welcome.

GAINSBOROUGH

PROBUS CLUB - Chairman Terry Bendall welcomed members to the meeting on 11th April at Gainsborough Old Hall when Laurie Merrey presented the second part of a DVD called Journey of a Lifetime. This time members were taken to Africa and Asia with stunning images of the wild life and landscape and ancient culture. As with the journey through Europe shown previously, the scenes shown were enjoyed by the members who learnt a good deal about the background and culture of the places.

GLENTHAM

Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

BABY AND TODDLER GROUP - The next meeting of this group will be on Monday 18th April in Glentham Chapel from 10am to 11.30am, £1 per adult. For more details tel. Jenny on 01673 878806 or Kathy on 01673 876284.

EASTER/SPRING CONCERT - The Glentham Singers will present the celebration in Glentham Village Hall on Monday 18th April at 7.30pm. Admission at £5 includes wine and refreshments. There is also a raffle. All proceeds are for Every Chance Rescue Ltd, a local charity run by volunteers dedicated to rescuing, re-habilitating and re-homing dogs.

COFFEE MORNING - St Peter’s Guild coffee morning will be held at Trinity, Bishop Norton Road, Glentham (by kind permission of David and Sandra Valance) on Tuesday 19th April from 10.30am.

ROSE BOWL QUIZ - This just for fun quiz will take place in Glentham Village Hall on Thursday 21st April at 8pm. A light supper will be provided but please bring own drinks. Proceeds are for hall funds.

CHURCH SERVICES - On Sunday 17th April Canon Peter Godden will celebrate Holy Communion in St Peter’s Church, Glentham, at 8.30am; Breakfast Church will be held in Glentham Methodist Chapel at 9am with Peter Atkinson. On Maundy Thursday (21st April) Canon Peter Godden will celebrate Holy Communion in St Peter’s Church at 7.30pm.

GRINGLEY-ON-THE-HILL

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE - There were 40 ladies were present, including two new members and five visitors, at the April meeting of Gringley W.I. when Nora Henton reported on the Nottinghamshire Federation annual meeting which took place on Wednesday 30th March at which seven Gringley members were present. At the morning session there was an inspirational talk by Stephanie Fort, who is on the National W.I. Council, and in the afternoon the speaker was Adam Henson of Countryfile who gave a very informative and amusing talk on his experiences of farming. In the county quiz Gringley Greenhorns managed to get second place, only two points behind winners Bestwood. After the formalities of the meeting David Derby was welcomed, his talk entitled Mad About The Boy, The Life Of Noel Coward. The monthly Rummikub evening continues to be enjoyed and the Walking Group recommences this month with a walk at Misterton. Several members will be attending the Notts County Show at Newark Showground on the 14th/15th May and will be helping in the Lady Eastwood Pavillion with catering. At the meeting due to be held on 4th May members are looking forward to holding their postponed Christmas party which had to be cancelled in December due to the snow. There will also be discussion and voting on two resolutions for the National AGM in June. If you anyone wishes to attend any of the activities mentioned please contact: Ann-Marie Morley (Gringley) 01777 818823; Barbara Dunkerley (Beckingham) 01427 848589 or Pat Hooton (Walkeringham) 01427 890357.

LEA

Jack Baird, 01427 613731, and Debi Yeates, 01427 615237.

VILLAGE HALL EVENTS - Today (Thursday): Tai Chi 12.30pm-1.30pm. Monday 18th April: Art Group 2pm-4pm; Brownies 5.15pm-6.45pm; Indoor Bowls 7pm-9pm. Tuesday 19th April: Weightwatchers 6.30pm-7.30pm. Wednesday 20th April: Vitality Keep fit for the over 60s 10am-11am; Belly Dancing 6pm-7pm. Looking ahead to additional events: Saturday 11th June, 2pm-5pm, Afternoon celebration of the completion of the building work, including displays/demos from user groups. and celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Institute in Lea.

MISTERTON

Hazel Brand, 01427 891376.

VILLAGE GALA - Misterton’s annual village gala is on Saturday 9th July at the Old School site from noon to 5pm and this year the organisers are offering the chance to a young person resident in Misterton to be a VIP for the day and open the gala! There will be a competition, open to both boys and girls who live in Misterton, and are aged between seven and 11 on gala day. To enter, all you will need to do is write why you want to be a VIP for the day - but don’t do it just yet! The competition details will be finalised after Easter, and entries invited in May. Over 25 stalls and demonstrations are already booked for the gala – and the organisers hope to have a parade from Station Road to the Old School. If you would like to take part call Tracey 07887 664883. If you want a stall call Nikki on 891629.

THE MISTERTON CENTRE – BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE - The Misterton Centre will be closed on Tuesdays 26th April and 3rd May, following the bank holidays.

WRVS HOME FROM HOSPITAL SERVICE - The Bassetlaw Home from Hospital (HfH) service is open to anyone over 50 coming home from hospital or intermediate care, registered with a Bassetlaw GP. The WRVS offers a one-to-one short-term service, which aims to shorten hospital stays by smoothing the transition between hospital and home, enabling older people to regain as much independence as possible. There is a £5 one-off registration fee, which goes back into the service. The WRVS charges 40p/mile for any journey the volunteer makes with or on behalf of the service user, for example doctor’s appointments, shopping or social visits. WRVS volunteers do not do cleaning or personal care. HfH helps with: visiting people in hospital before they’re discharged; welcoming patients home, with a welcome home pack (tea, long-life milk, soup, etc); referring on to other services, if necessary; visiting for up to six weeks, by a CRB-checked volunteer; shopping, and so on; taking clients for a drive or walk, to a lunch club, the fishing lakes; offering a listening ear and a friendly face, respecting client confidentiality; sitting with clients to give carers time off; calling every week to check on people. Referrals can be made by hospital discharge teams, adult health and social care professionals, or hospital staff. Patients can make a self referral. Call 01777 707547.

DIARY DATES - Friday 15th April: Surgery with John Mann MP, at The Misterton Centre, appointments only - call 01909 506200; Easter bingo, Church Room, eyes down at 7.30pm. Sunday 17th April: Kidz’ Klub, Church Room, 9am; Morning Worship, Methodist Church, 10.30am. Wednesday 20th April: Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am; Women’s Fellowship, Methodist Hall, 2pm. Thursday 21st April: Surgery with Cty Coun Liz Yates, at The Misterton Centre, 10.30am-noon; Maundy Thursday service, All Saints’ Church, 7.30pm. Friday 27th May: Surgery with Dist Coun Hazel Brand, at The Misterton Centre, 9.30am-10.30am (no surgery on last Friday in April due to the Royal Wedding).

OWMBY AND NORMANBY

Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

HOLY COMMUNION - On Sunday 17th April Canon Peter Godden will celebrate Holy Communion in St Peter and St Paul Church, Owmby-By-Spital, at 9.30am.